Devon believes his mission is to share yoga as the bridge to help us discover and unlearn anything that told us we aren’t perfectly whole in the first place.
“We all share the desire to be seen, heard and valued,” he says.
Devon loves a good blend of fire and ice in his practices. From hot vinyasa to pranayama and yin, he weaves plenty of energy, creativity and spaciousness for contemplation into his classes. He’s also been known to create workshops that combine an activity, like biking along the water, with yin or meditation, followed by great food from local vendors.
“Students come in for a million different reasons, and I’m not the gatekeeper of why they arrive, but simply provide safety for them to show up as they are, so they can unearth what’s needing to be seen and experienced.”
Devon currently lives in southwest Michigan where his ideal day (one he gets to live often) starts with a slow morning ritual, including an attempt to make the perfect cortado.
He then heads to Intentional Yoga, a community-centric studio he purchased in 2018. It’s here that Devon began his yoga journey, working at the front desk and teaching students and teacher-trainings after he moved from Ohio in 2011.
Just as yoga was gifted to Devon by his primary teachers, Katie Moskalik, Jackie Chiodo, Nikki Meyers, Coby Kozlowski, and Jonny Kest, he now carries on the tradition, seeking to live the mantra, “You can only keep what you have by giving it away.”
An E-RYT 500 and YACEP, when Devon isn’t spending time with his studio community, you might find him breaking through the ice of Lake Michigan to complete his daily cold plunge. Unless, it’s the four months that Michigan is warm–then, he’s definitely out boating.